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Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating Paperback – June 30, 1989
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Roth is a frequent contributor to many publications including Salon.com, Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on numerous national shows from Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and The View, to Primetime Live and NPR's Talk of the Nation.
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In this book, Geneen Roth takes this concept which she has previously outlined one very important step further: it is broken into simple steps and exercises. The book is in workbook format to help us on our journey towards learning how to identify true hunger and nourish ourselves. The exercises help the reader to really focus on each step.
Geneen's views on compulsive eating are truly a breakthrough in our diet culture. Her ideas are a welcome relief from the constant bombardment of new diet plans which ultimately fail. Geneen leaves us feeling good about who we are regardless of size and making us realize that our compulsive eating is not crazy nor is it incurable
My mom told me about Geneen Roth when I was in my early twenties and she stopped dieting then and never struggled with food since, but I couldn't give up that the next diet would be the miracle that I needed! I was at most lowest point recently and read another book of Geneen's 'When Food Is Love.' I was hooked! That book was a great read, but this allows you to do the work.
I've finally given up the word 'diet' in my vocabulary, in my life.
I'm really glad about that decision. The chapters are filled with insight and exercises that help you untangle your emotions that lie behind the emotional eating. The chapters are long and the exercises, numerous. This is good, because you don't want a rehashed lecture in quickie trade paperback form. You want a workbook that helps you *work through*.
One other note: You need to be able to write when you do these exercises. So either get the hard copy book or get ready to do a lot of journalling if you use your Kindle (which is what I'm doing). With the Kindle version, obviously you can't directly reproduce charts, but you find the exercise questions and directions are clear enough that you don't lean on the graphic versions.
Real life example of this book at work: Yesterday I had a horrible day and because I read this book, I consciously decided to make spaghetti carbonara - my favorite dish - instead of bingeing on cookies. Then I sat down to consciously eat each bite - and it was hard to do that! I really wanted to distract myself with reading and zone out. But while closing my eyes, I could really experience the food and actually felt pretty satisfied halfway through the bowl. So after filling my senses with what I was doing, instead of using food as a vehicle for numbing out, I didn't need more and I didn't feel like bingeing. This book made that happen and I think it will continue having that kind of positive effect.
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Geneen Roth takes a unique approach to weight loss. Everything she says make so much sense but that doesn't mean it is easy to follow. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Florida Kayaker
This workbook is realy useful to put things in practice. Im sure with this book you can do what you learned from the other books of herPublished 4 months ago by Dorottya Cseve
This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone embarking on a "weight loss journey". If you need to lose a few pounds this book may not be necessary and is not the book for you.. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MerryL
This is a great book. It really makes you look deep inside your soul. If you ever had a problem with compulsive over eating then this is the book for you. Read morePublished 16 months ago by laura jessie